Wednesday, January 18, 2012

safe

I don't know what this old safe is used for now, it sits in a spot outside a food market where one might expect to see an freezer for buying bags of ice.
But, being curious, I looked up J&J Taylor Safeworks, not expecting to find anything useful. I was wrong. Apparently John and James Taylor opened a factory in 1855 producing the first safes in Canada. It has been in continuous operation ever since and still retains the Taylor name though is now part of Chubb-Mosler and Taylor Safes Ltd, an association of three safe companies, which is now the largest security manufacturing company in Canada.

21 comments:

Lesley said...

How cool is that that this company is still in business with the same name. I assume that Donna has not had as much success?!

Lindy MacDuff said...

Very impressive history! Perhaps that safe had once been used inside the store, before Donna took over. ;-)

RedPat said...

I love this - would love to have it but I bet it is heavy!

Genie said...

Now, this is just too cool. Aren’t you glad you researched it..what a nice piece of history to have in your head. Love the old safe. It has definitely held up well through the years. Great post. genie

EG Wow said...

I think the safe would make an interesting collectible but, hmmm, where would it fit in my home?

Andy said...
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Sallie (FullTiime-Life) said...

I too thought it looked like the start of a mystery story just standing out there.

ewok1993 said...

very nice detective work on your part.

Pat said...

Very cool looking bank. I still wonder what they keep in there, though. Very rare steaks?

Julie said...

What a grand history, Sanna. I love the print on the safe. It is probably sitting where it is because no one is prepared to pay for the crane necessary to actually move the thing!!

NixBlog said...

Fantastic sign! The incorporation of the old safe in the sign is so appropriate!

bfarr said...

Cool old safe.

Nora said...

I wonder if anybody has tried to open it lately? It would be intersting to see what is inside.

Woody said...

Don't you love to research things like this? It certainly makes for a great photo!

Al said...

Great sign, there's definitely some history there.

Halcyon said...

That's pretty amazing! There aren't many places that last that long anymore.

JeannetteLS said...

The story. The photograph. The location. Really. VS, you just find the most wonderful things.

Luna Miranda said...

sounds like a solid, secure company. great find!

toby said...

That is pretty cool! And I like the font, too :)

Rebecca said...

Wow, that is interesting! I'd love to know what they keep inside!

Andy said...

Perhaps if you had opened it, you might have found Donna. After all, she is the hide and go seek champion 1910.

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